Lean Transitioning MethodologiesSaqib Javed John, PMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL
Lean transformation or transitioning of working methodologies is an important component of Transformational Approach and Architecture, which includes lean business-case, lean thinking approach, lean flow, lean best principles, practices and processes, lean discipline competencies, lean tools and techniques, Lean organizational system and structure, and ultimately a lean governance.
Lean-Agile establish lean methodologies to provide a continuous flow of value-added activities among cross-domain teams and complex environment. Agile default provides the culture of continuous improvement and continuously value streams. Adopting Lean way of working is aligned to meet mission requirements through the capability of dealing with multiple complex systems, environments and unknown-unknowns which finally leads to successful delivery, service or product.
Lean thinking competency is the right approach based on reducing waste and mission-enabling technologies and de-risking distributed environment. Transitioning or transformation to Agile-Lean working environment is deeply ingrained with evolution of Lean Thinking.
Transitioning to agile lean methods or making the current processes of the organization lean can be a challenging as this require significant effort from many areas within the organization, mostly face roadblocks and internal resistance. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to an agile adoption, the only way is to build required support, architect lean design, establish a realistic and lean roadmap to a successful agile transitioning.